For Immediate Release
August 28, 2018
EMILY's List Congratulates Kyrsten Sinema on Her Primary Victory for Arizona U.S. Senate Seat
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Kyrsten Sinema on her primary election victory for Arizona U.S. Senate seat. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Kyrsten Sinema on winning her primary. Kyrsten is a fighter – after overcoming significant obstacles in her childhood, she dedicated her career to ensuring all Arizona families can get ahead. When she was elected to the U.S. House in 2012, Kyrsten became the first openly bisexual member of Congress. EMILYs List is proud to support Kyrsten in her fight to flip this critically important U.S. Senate seat.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.